TexasEscapes.com 
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine
Texas Towns by Region
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Central Texas North
  • Central Texas South
  • South Texas
  • East Texas
  • West Texas
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Texas Gulf Coast
    Texas Towns A - Z
    Over 2700 Towns

    Texas Ghost Towns
    Over 700 Ghost Towns

    Book Hotels
  • Odessa Hotels
    Find Hotel Deals in
    Odessa, Texas
    Book Today
    Texas | Buildings | Courthouses

    WINKLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
    County Seat - Kermit, Texas

    Winkler County has had two courthouses: 1910 and 1929
    Kermit TX - Winkler County Courthouse & Historical Marker
    The 1929 Winkler County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010

    The Present Winkler County Courthouse
    County Seat - Kermit, Texas

    Date - 1929
    Style - Texas Renaissance
    Material - Brick
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

    "This courthouse was built with a sheriff's quarters and a jail on the fourth floor which was used until 1995." - Terry Jeanson

    See Historical Marker
    Winkler county courthouse, Kermit, Texas old photo
    Winkler County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
    Photo courtesy TXDoT
    Kermit TX - Winkler County Courthouse Historical Marker
    Winkler County Courthouse Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
    Historical Marker Text

    Winkler County Courthouse

    Built in 1929-30 in response to the need for a larger courthouse after the discovery of oil in the county in 1926, this replaced a 1910 structure on the same site. Designed by architect David Castle, the four-story classical revival/beaux arts building features distinctive two-story classical columns, decorative double-door surrounds and transoms, and paired and triple windows on the second and third floors. A one-story addition was built in the 1950s.
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988
    Winkler county Courthouse, Kermit Texas
    The 1929 Winkler County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2005
    Kermit TX - Winkler county Courthouse with addition
    "Courthouse back view with the one-story addition built in the 1950s."
    - Terry Jeanson, December 2005 photo
    Kermit TX - Winkler County Courthouse Courtroom
    "The district courtroom has retained much of its historical integrity."
    - Terry Jeanson, December 2005 photo
    Winkler county Courthouse
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp, 2001
    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic photos of their town/courthouse/subject, please contact us.
    See
    Kermit, Texas
    Texas Courthouses

    More Related Topics:
    Texas
    TE Online Magazine
    Texas Architecture

    Book Hotel:
    Odessa Hotels
    More Hotels
    Custom Search
    Save on Hotels - Expedia Affiliate Network

    CITY SEARCH


    Odessa Hotels
    Find Hotel Deals in Odessa, Texas
    Book Today

    TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
    TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

    Texas Attractions
    TEXAS FEATURES
    People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
    Vintage Photos

    TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright 1998-2011. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved